Archive for August 29th, 2006

I wandered lonely as a cloud

August 29, 2006

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I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host of golden daffodils

Beside the lake, beneath the trees

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way

They stretch in never-ending line

Along the margin of the bay

Ten thousand saw I at a glance

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance

The waves beside them danced: but they

Out-did the sparkling wave in glee

A poet could not but be gay

In such a jocund company

I gazed and gazed but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude

And then my heart with pleasure fills

by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

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SCHOOL LUNCHES

August 29, 2006

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  The girls’ school has a strong policy on ‘healthy eating’, thankfully! So they never ask for fizzy drinks or sweet snacks because they are frowned upon. This makes it easier to prepare their lunches. I am reading a four page pull-out at the moment , ‘Pack It In’ with lots of ideas for what to give children in their lunchbox.

Here are a few ideas;

*Wholemeal bread with cheese slices and tomato + 1 banana + sugar-free squash

*Pitta bread with cooked ham, low fat mayonnaise, lettuce and cucumber + orange segments + milk to drink

*Burger bun with chicken, relish, lettuce and grated carrot + dried fruit +yoghurt + water to drink

*Cooked pasta with tuna, lettuce, tomato, carrot + 2 mandarins + yoghurt + unsweetened pure fruit juice

*Salad box with cooked rice, lettuce, tomato, cheese cubed, celery sticks, carrot sticks + dried fruit + water to drink

*White roll with mashed hard boiled egg, lettuce, cucumber + handful of grapes + milk to drink

*Wholemeal bap with lean grilled rashers, tomato and sweetcorn + peach + milk to drink

*Crackers with cheese slices, sliced peppers, grated carrot + apple and orange segments + water to drink

* Cooked rice with peas, carrots and chicken pieces + dried fruit + unsweetened fruit juice

* Hummous sandwich + banana + unsweetened fruit juice

I’m going to try a few of those. I’d have to prepare them the night before, though! Another idea would be to give a Mini Milky Brioche for ‘little break’. Mmmm! St.Pierre make them and they are lovely! I had three for breakfast today 😆